Zeiss ZX1

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Zeiss ZX1

The Zeiss ZX1 is a compact full-frame camera with a 37.4MP image sensor, fixed 35mm Distagon F2 lens and a huge 4.3" touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels to augment its physical controls. Zeiss has also teamed up with Adobe to offer full Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC capability in the camera itself. The ZX1 is capable of capturing UHD 4K at up to 30 fps, and Full HD video at up to 60 fps.

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The ZX1 does not have a memory card slot, but does come with 512GB of internal memory, which the company claims is enough to store approximately 6,800 Raw files in DNG format (or up to 50,000 JPEG files). It will offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C connectivity. The company will also offer over-the-air software updates.

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Specifications
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Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Sensor
Max resolution 7488 x 4992
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 37 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Image
ISO Auto, 80-51200
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 35 mm
Maximum aperture F2–22
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Number of focus points 255
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 4.34
Screen dots 2,764,800
Touch screen Yes
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.74×
Viewfinder resolution 6,220,800
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive 3.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types 512GB internal
Storage included 412GB
Connectivity
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11ac + Bluetooth
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Weight (inc. batteries) 800 g (1.76 lb / 28.22 oz)
Dimensions 142 x 93 x 46 mm (5.59 x 3.66 x 1.81)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None


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Zeiss ZX1 Reviewed by Gene Wright on Rating: 5